Montanans (Montanians?) are crowdfunding today to raise $8,000 in order to free a University student from a Chinese jail.
Guthrie McLean was arrested Sunday in Zhengzhou, a small town about 500 miles southwest of Beijing.
“He’s accused of attacking and injuring a cab driver,” although his mother says he was only trying to rescue her from the driver.
The police have apparently demanded the money for Guthrie’s release. His parents call this a “shakedown.”
The State Department is involved in attempting to get him out of jail.